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Glassthrower
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      #2302167 - 04/03/08 10:37 AM

Two more publications I highly recommend :

Out of the Sky (An Introduction to Meteoritics) by H.H. Nininger. This is a must have for a couple of reasons. One, it was written by the Grandfather of Meteoritics, Mr. Harvey Nininger himself. Two, it is an excellent academic primer on meteoritics. It lacks the eloquent prose that Norton's Rocks From Space has, but it delves much deeper into the chemistry and internals of meteorites. Of course, the volume was written in 1952 and the data is considered somewhat dated - although many of the concepts inside proved to be true or still hold true today. His discusssion of irons and stony-irons is very educational.

http://tinyurl.com/39996r

Meteorite Magazine - a quarterly print magazine published by the Univ. of Arkansas. This is the only print magazine dedicated to meteoritics and it's a fine one. The photos and articles are top-notch.

http://meteoritemag.uark.edu/

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #2302187 - 04/03/08 10:48 AM

I've started a "sticky" thread with Mike's post. This will be a nice thread for reading material for this forum! Everyone, please post any links you think will be of interest for books on this subject, in the new "Sticky" thread.

Thanks Mike!

Carol


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      #2303336 - 04/03/08 07:14 PM

For the record, here are a couple more "must haves" :

"Rocks From Space" by O. Richard Norton. If I could only pick one meteorite book to own, this would be it. Norton's book is informative and a pleasure to read.

http://tinyurl.com/28xy3h


"Thunderstones & Shooting Stars - the Meaning of Meteorites" by Robert Dodd. This is another great read.

http://tinyurl.com/25zq66


"The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites" by O. Richard Norton. This book has some of the most striking photographs of meteorites. It's not to be missed. It's an expensive book (about $60), but well worth the money.

http://tinyurl.com/2ywnhk


"Cosmic Debris : Meteorites in History" by John G. Burke. An AWESOME work. Burke has scoured the legends and lore of various native tribes (some stretching far back into antiquity) to find references to meteorites, their worship, and their value to indigenous peoples. This book is to meteorite legend what Norton's Rocks from Space is to contemporary meteorite wisdom.

http://tinyurl.com/2jlcy8


Regards and clear skies full of falling rocks!

MikeG


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      #2312458 - 04/07/08 11:11 PM

i have made reference to these and will check them out.
thanks
doc
any more you can think of met me know.


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      #2312473 - 04/07/08 11:20 PM

"Find a Falling Star" by H.H. Nininger is very good as well.

However, it's currently out of print, in high demand, and prices on it have gotten goofy!

http://www.amazon.com/Find-Falling-Star-H-Nininger/dp/083972229X


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      #2314309 - 04/08/08 10:05 PM

Find a Falling Star is THE book to have for inspirational reading about finding meteorites. It is the autobiographical account of Harvey Nininger, the "father" of modern meteoritics. Nininger was a founding member of teh Meteoritical Society, the scientific body which studies meteorites. Completely non-technical. You can get a copy for about $50.00 from Ed Thompson.

Aother great book is William Cassidy's Meteorites, Ice and Antartica. Cassidy is the founder of ANSMET - Antartic Search for Meteorites. Only the second part is technical.

A third non-technical book is Meteorite Hunter: The Search for Siberian Meteorite Craters by Roy Gallant. Very easy reading. Relaxed and conversational style of writing.


-Walter

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      #2330027 - 04/15/08 09:43 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

I haven't scored a good copy of Find a Falling Star yet, but here is my growing meteorite book collection as of today.

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      #2345341 - 04/22/08 09:19 PM

Anyone ever read Moon Rocks by Henry Cooper?
He covers the NASA scientists research,& findings on the samples returned by Apollo 11.
I'm looking forward to reading it as i just ordered it today. For all the NASA reading i've done,none has been about the study of lunar rocks.


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      #2345393 - 04/22/08 09:51 PM

Nope, never read it. But thanks for the tip.

I have another meteorite book to acquire and read.


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      #2634272 - 09/10/08 07:13 AM

IMO = International Meteor Organisation:

http://www.imo.net/imo/publications



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      #2634954 - 09/10/08 01:03 PM

Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society
Peter Bobrowsky
Hans Rickman

Has a nice chapter on meteorites, especially megacryometeors (large ice blocks) ranging from 1 - 100 kilograms!


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      #2643031 - 09/15/08 06:35 AM


Heavens on Fire - the great Leonid storms
Mark Littmann


Meteor Showers and their parent Comets
Peter Jenniskens


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      #2649804 - 09/18/08 02:06 PM Attachment (99 downloads)

Interesting books to say the least:

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      #2677955 - 10/03/08 11:21 AM

The Schwade Meteorite Collection - 2006
This is a fascinating book showing a select few of the meteorites in Jim Schwade's collection. He and Robert Haag certainly have two of the largest meteorite collections in private hands. This collection book is great as it has a timeline of impact on the underside of each page...


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      #2708866 - 10/20/08 02:01 PM

Some more publications:
http://www.astroguard.com/reading.htm


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      #2829966 - 12/29/08 12:19 AM

I knew i was going to learn so much by being here!

I have the Rocks from Space Book, but i want more! LOL
I definately have to have the subcription to Meteorite Magazine!

Thanks for all the great info guys!


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      #2843134 - 01/04/09 03:43 PM

Here is another book I can highly recommend. I just got it for Christmas and I have almost finished reading it. It's a very informative and fun read.

"The Art of Collecting Meteorites" by Kevin Kichinka.

http://www.theartofcollectingmeteorites.com/


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      #2897653 - 01/30/09 12:33 PM

Let's not forget " Find a Falling Star "

http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/data/529/7334Find_Falling_star.jpg


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      #2897668 - 01/30/09 12:40 PM

Find a Falling Star is a classic. The only reason I didn't recommend it is because it's out of print and considered a collector's item. Finding a good copy under $100 is not easy.

I don't own a copy, yet, but it's near the top of my meteorite book wishlist - right after Grady's Catalogue of Meteorites.

Is that your copy in the photo?

Best regards and clear skies,

MikeG


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      #2912950 - 02/07/09 08:13 AM

Indeed Mike, a clean & tight copy costs between US $ 150.00 and US $ 300.00 but ex-library copies can be found between US $ 35.00 and US $ 75.00

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